I am the wife of Ray Daugherty. I am owned by a house full of Chihuahuas and most any other animal, at one time or another, that needed a home. I love helping others and believe that we shall move forward in society only when we all learn the art of kindness and I believe people have a lot to learn from children and animals. I love quotes, my favorite being “Though lovers be lost , love shall not, for death shall have no dominion” Dylan Thomas. I am a champion for literacy, being an avid reader myself, and encourage everyone to write that book that each have inside them. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and dilated cardiomyopathy but I refuse to give in or give up, too many books to read and too many things to see and do. I am retired and enjoying my life with my husband of over 35 years.
I am a freelance writer and author of the eBook, “A Death in Calgary.” I have written book reviews for the News Enterprise and various other publications, as well as, being the Kentucky Literacy reporter for Examiner.com for three years. I have judged the Laurel Wreath and Maggie Romance Reader Awards, as well as Writer’s Digest self-published novels awards contest for five years . My reviews have been quoted in several publications including, best sellers, Kim Richardson’s “The Unbreakable Child” and Anthony Robert’s “Sons of the Great Satan”.
I am a native of Hodgenville, Kentucky. I was the founder of The Written Word Writer’s group for the Hardin County Public Library. I have also have served on the following agency boards: CASA, Spring Haven Domestic Violence Shelter for the Radcliff Area, Radcliff Women’s Club Vice-President, President Elect of the Kentucky State Poetry Society and Community Alternatives of Kentucky Board.
I hold an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and graduated from Western Kentucky University, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, and hold a National Golden Key Honor award. I hold a Para-professional Certificate in Library Science.
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